Arlington, VA

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is General Georgie Patton, a golden retriever who shares a name with a World War II-era general.

This what her owner, Erin, had to say:

Named for General George Patton, 4 year old golden retriever Georgie Patton — or General Georgie — loves everything, except for the neighborhood cats. Her favorite things to do include napping under her mom’s bed, patrolling the backyard for cats and squirrels, playing fetch with the dirtiest tennis ball in the yard, swimming in the creek and fountain at Marymount University, and smiling. Georgie has never met a human, dog, or food she hasn’t liked.

When she isn’t protecting her backyard or receiving pets from everyone, she is learning sign language (she knows the sign for sit!)! She loves to say hi to everyone, so much that her humans often have to ask passerby if she can say hi to them. Georgie loves her dog-friendly community and is honored to be ARLnow’s Pet of the Week! Keep up with Georgie on her Instagram, @General.Georgie


Erin Patton

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet. Please don’t send vertical photos, they don’t fit in our photo galleries!

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care is the winner of six consecutive Angie’s List Super Service Awards, the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year and a proud supporter of the Arlington County Pawsitively Prepared Campaign.

Becky’s Pet Care provides professional dog walking and pet sitting in Arlington and all of Northern Virginia, as well as PetPrep training courses for Pet Care, CPR and emergency preparedness.


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